Who won? The Darkhorse - Leon.
Everytime Leon performed in the earlier rounds, I would cringe or fast forward the video, because more often than not, he'd have pitch problems. But 3 weeks before the finals, he grew into his craft. He sounded better. The song choice was better. A contest like this does really something to one's confidence, no?
The Winner's Song was When You Believe (from the animated movie Prince of Egypt) and Leon's style --- something that can be mildly compared to Bing Crosby, fit it better. So maybe that's why he won.
LEON, Winner X Factor
Rhydian, the runner up I thought was gonna win it, did a good rendition as well. But it lacked the heart Leon gave to the song:
RHYDIAN, Runner Up
The finale was an absolute treat. The contestants were made to sing a total of four songs and every number was entertaining.
Watch finale videos on the official YouTube Channel for The X Factor.
[The X Factor], [The X Factor Leon], [The X Factor Rhydian]